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Best Parcel Forwarding Services for International Shoppers [UPDATE 3]

Want to shop from Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, BestBuy and get the parcels delivered right to your doorstep no matter where you live? TechVise has accumulated 10 parcel forwarding services that help international shoppers get their parcels delivered

We all know about the restrictions of Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Apple Store and even Google Store. But there are thousands more out there just like these… they have shipping as well as payment restrictions. Some don’t want to accept our credit cards while others simply say we accept PayPal only!Parcel Forwarding

We have already talked about how one can get a decent payment solution in our post of Virtual Debit Cards and we have also covered how to  buy items from Google Play Store which is a completely different ball game altogether but here we will focus on getting the items forwarded to you from websites that don’t allow shipping outside US or UK.

How Parcel Forwarding Services Really Work

These services simply give you a US address or in some cases EU and Japan address also when you sign up with them which is sometimes free (be sure to read the FAQ). All you need to do is ship your purchased items to that address from the online store and once the forwarding service receives your items they will forward those parcels to your destination address. Bear in mind that there is shipping cost but you can always calculate it before hand and almost always track it.

And now for the list of parcel forwarding services.

BorderlinxBorderlinx

Borderlinx gives you a free account. With them you get 2 different shipping addresses which you can use while online shopping; one for UK in Daventry  and the other for US in Dayton, Ohio. Their main courier is DHL which as we all know is very reliable. Their parcel forwarding service also includes repackaging and consolidating multiple packages to save you money. They don’t cater to a lot of countries and to be specific they ship to only 60 countries, so be sure to check if your destination country is listed with their service or not. You can calculate the estimated cost, track your shipping, and check your items in the waiting list. They hold your parcels for 30 days free of charge but after that they apply a certain fee to extend it for another 30 days. For more information you can always check out the website, or its FAQ. They accept payments for parcel forwarding via PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Cash U for some countries.

 

parcel forwardingStackry

Stackry is a free and highly recommended parcel forwarding service. The address Stackry provides is in New Hamshire, Nashua which is tax free. They also offer personal shopper services at 8% of the total price + $10 for each online store. They accepts payments via Skrill, PayPal, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, Amex and wire transfer. They ship everywhere and consolidate items as well. If you want they can provide you with pictures of your shipment with an extra cost but there is no cost if your items are kept in their stack for 45 days. Their customer support is prompt and being a user of their services I know they are very reliable. Stackry‘s preferred carriers are FedEx, DHL and USPS and they all provide tracking facility as well. All the text links provided here are personalised Stackry referrers which means you get a 10$ discount on the first shipment after you signup. If you want your snail mail delivered to their address, you will need to confirm first.

 

USgoBuyUSgoBuy

This parcel forwarding service gives you a tax free US address in Portland, Oregon and they don’t charge for storage till 90 days are up. There is no charge in consolidation or for repackaging. They offer 7 free photos a month for your parcels. They are only a parcel forwarding service and do not cater to snail mail forwarding. Currently USgoBuy ships via USPS, DHL and FedEx and accept payments via PayPal, Webmoney and My E-wallet to pay shipping fee online. Just for your info, there are only two ways to charge the E-wallet, one is Western Union and the other is Wire Transfer. And you can use most credit cards through your PayPal account, including American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa. You can also withdraw the money back to your Paypal account or Webmoney account. These people also accept the arrival of snail mail.

 

ShippshopShippShop

No signup fee here but make sure you check the program and pricing section because they have extra charges for everything. You get a US address for free which is not confirmed until your first shipment arrives and you get 15 days of free storage. They have an onboard shipping calculator and a duty calculator. Their preferred shipping services are FedEx, UPS and USPS (flat rate, Express mail and priority mail). They accept payments via PayPal, Square and Bank Transfer.

 

Bongo InternationalBongous

With Bongo International there is a charge for registration but in return you get five addresses; two US addresses, one in California another in Florida, two in EU; in Belgium and UK and 5th address in Peru, South America. They offer a Demo video for users to see so they wont need to ask question upon question. They provide personal and business plans which include tracking facility for free. They deliver to 222 countries worldwide and on top of that also provide online chat service as well if you have an urgent query. They take pictures of your items as they come in and this particular service is free. You dont have to request the images, this is something they do and upload in 4 hours after your package arrives at their warehouse. The Another thing which I found useful was the area where I tried to figure out what the transit time would be if I were to ship a Laptop from US to Pakistan, and it not only showed me that I could ship to that Asian country but also I got a list of items that were prohibited and restricted for international shipment. You can calculate shipping rates also. Sadly Bongo charges its users $5 for every box that comes in. Why? I dont know. They accept AmEx, Visa, MasterCard, Diners, Discover, JCB, BC Cards and Bitcoins. As for shipping methods – that’s a bit unclear but you can check the transit time. Bongo also accepts snail mail

 

WannitUSWannitUS

With WannitUS parcel forwarding service you get a free tax free US mailing address in New Jersey with a no-hidden-fee agenda, every amount is mentioned upfront. Facilities of personal shopper, package forwarding and free 14-day consolidation is all available. Make sure you view the services fee section to get an idea of their upfront charges. There is a bit of conflict in the free storage facility because in their Terms of Services it states a 14 day free of cost storage whereas in the FAQ they claim to give 30 day free storage space. So if you decide to open an account with this service, make sure you have them spell it out in writing/email about the correct number of “free of cost storage space”. They accept online payments through PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Note that the address they provide can be used for USunlocked Card discussed in our post for virtual debit cards.

 

OpasOpas

Opas gives users two addresses; one in Osaka, Japan and another in Oregon, US for a cost of $25. You can check their plans for details. They also waive away $100 towards your first shipment if you switch from another service. They are always running promos so make sure you like their Facebook pages to get updated info on that. They currently accept all credit cards issued by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and JCB. They also accept Paypal. You will need to contact them if you are interested in international money order or international wire transfer. There is a consolidation fee for some packages and a 30 day of free storage after that however there is a cost. Also note their service caters to USunlocked card which we have discussed in our virtual debit card post.

 

ShipVilleShippville

Shipville is once again free to signup and in return you get a tax free address in Portland, Oregon. Their homepage is very useful – before you signup, you can start calculating your shipping expenditure and estimated time of parcel arrival. They have 3 types of memberships; Gold, Platinum and Platinum Mail. All three are free to signup but the latter two have a monthly fee of $9/99 and $19.99 a month. As the name suggests, only the last membership type is allowed to receive snail mail. Shipville uses DHL, FedEx and USPS to forward parcels around the globe. They accept payments for these shipments via PayPal, MasterCard, VISA, Amex, Diners’, JCB, Discover and bitcoin. Shipville also supports the USUnlocked card which is discussed in another post. Shipville can keep your packages for 5 days with their free account but after that they charge $1/day. However, If you get more than $10 worth of fees they let you upgrade one time to their Platinum account which is only $9.99/month and allows for 30 days of free storage with $1/day after that time.

 

puntomioPuntomio

They give you a tax free physical address in Miami Florida. Their disclaimer is that they are the leading cross border shopping facilitators in Latin America. They also have a special marketplace where you can get access to exclusive coupon codes and private sales to help you find the best prices for your US purchases. PuntoMio does not charge at signup and they accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery and Diners Club for payments. I did however fail to figure out if they consolidate packages or not but from the looks of it they dont offer it and henceforth there is no question of how many days of free storage they offer. Please do check out this factor before signing up if consolidation is important to you. Please note Puntomio caters to Latin American residents only.

There are plenty of other parcel forwarding services out there which you can check out. I’ll mention them here anyway so you can go directly to their page, no fuss no muss. There is ShipNex  |  ParcelBound  |  MyUS  |  ShoppingUSA   |   ComGateway   |   vPost   |   ShipiTo   |  Shopouch  | BoxHop

Did I miss a service that you have used and are happy with? Mention the name below in comments and I’ll add it to this list.

 

Last updated: Oct ’14

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Zahra

A no non-sense person who has been in the field of writing since over 11 years. With that being said, Zahra is an avid sleeper who can create and improve any story especially if its an eye roll. In her free time she is either spending quality time with Lego pieces or is found caving in to the negotiator she lives with. She is also the Editor & Head of Content Strategy at TechVise.

93 Comments

  • Great article, which companies would you recommend for giving an address in and forwarding parcels from France to the UK? Many thanks.

    • Hi Megan, To forward your packages to Ethopia, I can recommend Stackry or UsGoBuy. Both are free to signup and I think the best way to guage their service is to test out their support. So send both of them a list of your questions (even if you know the answer) to see their response time and understanding. Because once you’ve shipped to their address and had them forwarded to you, you can only get in touch with them or their courier for answers! Btw. I find that USGoBuy is slightly cheaper however I have not personally used their service.

  • I’m surprised shipmatica.com is not listed. Never have a problem with them. Very reliable, low costs, and fast shipping.

    • Thank you Irina for informing us. We update this post twice a year and keep adding good ones and removing the ones that are not doing well. Shipmatica will be added in the update when the service has been checked out and vetted by us.

      • I need to purchase pair of jeans from an online store that only ships to Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Brunei.
        I live in the United States, Dallas, Texas. So I will need an address from one of the Countries I listed to ship to.
        Do you recommend anybody that will be able to forward small parcel to me in the US ?

        • Hello Ozzy – Sorry for the late reply. The service SOS Mail Solutions gives Australian address. I have not yet vetted them but I think you can do a bit of research and figure out if they are any good. Here is the link: http://www.sosmail.com.au/parcel-forwarding-international.asp and do let me know how your experience was with them.

          One tip: Do contact them first and see how well they understand you and how soon the respond. In the end, its all about how satisfied you are.

          Good Luck

  • Hello, I live in Bangladesh, I purchase small tech items from eBay, but some times some items are not available in eBay, rather in amazon.com. but amazon.com does not ship to Bangladesh. so can you please suggest me a reliable but cheaper service, preferable to those who uses DHL, UPS.

    • To add further to Zahra’s comment below: Yes DHL and FedEx options are always more expensive, however if you use the slowest service option then you will get savings at the cost of speed. Also, with FedEx and DHL, you also need to pay custom fees etc as opposed to any service that uses your local postal system for local fulfillment.

      Stackry has very good support which is extremely useful for international shipments, however if you’re looking for slightly more savings, then you can also look at USGoBuy, their shipment pricing is slightly cheaper.

  • hello , im from madagascar all major USA and EU site dont ship to my country , i m looking for a company to ship product to my country with cheap fee shipping , thx

    • I think Stackry definitely has the largest reach where shipping is concerned. You should look at some other services as well given in the post. We are not specialists in this field and have only provided an overview for some handpicked services out there.

  • #Boxhop ‘had’ been amazing, until recently. There are tons of delays in getting to see the parcels in the dashboard, once they do show up – Price is missing for most of the parcels (however I always get invoices shipped – Amazon for instance). From here, Good Luck with the resolution – their email responses are very slow (as slow as a week or No response at all). No Support numbers either, to sum it up my recent experiences can be rated as ‘Horrible’ !!!

    • Thank you for the review on BoxHop. This service is definitely odd. I however did find a support number. They don’t answer it AT ALL but its only listed in their legal pages – +1 646 681 6026 – You can try your luck too by dialing the number. As for their responses, yes they are horribly delayed.

  • Thank you for your informative story. I would like to ship parcels from UK and France to Saudi Arabia, can you suggest a parcel forwarding service?
    Thank you

    • Borderlinx has an offer at the moment for UAE, use our link + code given in the post if you decide to register with them. For Pakistan, I suggest using Stackry, Boxhop or any of the other services. You can calculate shipping cost using their shipping calculator (I know Stackry has reduced rates for UPS and FedEx over 100 pounds.

      With any service, their support can make a lot of difference (more than shipping rates) so it may be best if you asked support a few more pertinent questions, this way you’ll get a feel for their service. Best of Luck.

  • If you want to something from Germany you can use ClevverMail.com – it’s a mail forwarding service located in Germany, which ships to any country. Perhaps you want to add it your list?

  • Stay away from usgobuy – bad experience! They were under police investigation due to credit card fraud, but still let new customers sign up anyways, without warning, all my parcels were held at the local post office in Portland for over 6 months, then finally returned to the senders – bad support and no help during that time, just excuses. No information on anything. I got all my info from the local portland postoffice I called several times!
    Take them off your list!

  • Hello Z
    Are you still recommending Stackry as i am planing to buy some items and send it to them to be forwarded to my country

    • Not sure Brent, but keep in mind that their customer reps are very slow and also a bit dumb. It took back & forth of 7 emails for them to understand a question that I wanted answered and 3 emails also had screenshots attached. I would not recommend them. You are better of trying Stackry or Borderlinx. Even BoxHop is good & their shipping is cheaper than those two. But BoxHop too has a slow customer response rate but on the upside they are not dumb.

  • I have used vykingship.com with great results. I find their website easy to navigate, their fees and rates seem very transparent, and I get a quick response whenever I email them with questions. They also have an interesting referral program that works (used it on a friend).

  • Hi, thanks for that great listing. I want to learn which of those including Import Customs and Duties inside their total cost. I think borderlinx includes it and you will not pay extra customs duty taxes in your country. (I am in Turkey)

  • The entire idea of saving on shipping is avoiding the huge cost associated with couriers which are taxed by customs. Shipping by regular post is 70% cheaper and no custom fees involved. Airmailpost is the key here.

    • Actually not all couriers are taxed by customs – depends on what you’re decalaring. However these services do storage and package consolidation…not just shipping. Lastly, because you have many options, you can get things delivered from 2 business days to 30 business days depending on the shipping speed you’ve chosen and the country you reside in. Lets not forget the experience of a user of Airmail post. He was quite upset with them till he received his packages. So this post here is exclusively for Parcel forwarding not shipping!

    • Sonia/Hina, The billing address is the address which is linked with your financial institution. Whatever address you have on record with your credit card, Skrill, PayPal will go in the billing address section.

  • Hi, I would appreciate if anyone had any experience of shopping online in us and deliver to Malaysia, which is the most recommended or Best Parcel Forwarding Services for destination to Malaysia say for item between 0.5 – 3 kg. Personal encounter would be even more helpful. thks

    • Yes we have experience in buying items online but havent sent them to Malaysia. You should try Borderlinx or Stackry since both of them ship across the globe. I have not tried Borderlinx but Stackry has been tested out multiple times.

      • There are many people talking about Stackry satisfactory services. But they accept payment via paypal which is not available in Pakistan. Bank wire is also there. Is it convenient for a Pakistani?

        Pls advice

        • Yes it is convenient for a Pakistani as well. The best part about Stackry is their customer support. You will need to get in touch with them regarding other payment options. For instance, I know they allow Skrill / Moneybookers in exceptional circumstances. CC Payments are processed via PayPal so you can use your credit card (without signing up with PayPal) however when you need to enter your billing information (when Paying with PayPal), mention your US Stackry address or a relative’s address.

          A couple of things to keep in mind: Speak to stackry before you do any of the above, so they don’t flag your transaction as ‘high-risk’ and seek their advice on getting around the billing address problem/PayPal payments. I hope this helps.

    • Com Gateway used to give an Australian address. However, you might need to just look at warehouse options or the local post office in AUS. I will keep looking for a better answer…

      Hi Joe, please check out this link: http://www.sosmail.com.au/parcel-forwarding-international.asp and let me know if its any good. I have not had the chance to vet this service but it seems reliable. Be sure to get in touch with their customer reps first and see if they can answer your questions quickly and properly.

  • Thank you for the review..

    I’ve shipped a few things with Stackry and their customer service so far has been excellent. Great turnaround time on getting my packages shipped..

  • do not use MYUS they have a million hidden fees …example….a dollar if your device has a battery….they claim us customs…bull…i was a customs broker and they are screwing people. They will also hold some items over so you have to ship twice vs just once.
    This is from experience.

    • Thank you Fred for the feedback, will look into the customer services and get this parcel service off the list if they fail to give a proper reply

  • I once bought some antiques from ebay thru a US based package forwarding service http://www.usgobuy.com , their service is excellent and their shipping cost, as far as i know is the lowest to my place. I recommend this one if there is one to add, thanks

      • Thank you so much for your reply, Zahra, it is so kind of you. Add me to your skype if you dont mind. yingwen.sun

      • Sanae is the “scammer” behind that scam site. I’ve recently lost 4500$ buying from them. Tech-Vise you should be responsible for not advising about this. Sanae Niwa is the “owner” of the email and Airmailpost.com which is a SCAM ! they never send anything and they looked by the FBI at the moment.

        • Thank you Richard for bringing this to the attention of other readers. As you can see, we have not endorsed this website at all in our list above. Tech-Vise is not responsible for comments by users on this site and those who follow the recommendation of other users do so at their own discretion.

          • hi Q, thank you for the answer. that’s correct. Now i want to use Stackry. Was this service tested ? i wil buy the same things again and it would be terrible to lose the money. I know Tech Vise is not responsible for anything, but i was wondering whether the service was tested. thank you

          • Oh yes, we have tested and used Stackry. Their customer support is really very good. Do check delivery times though..and ensure you ask them about tax handling for your country. After numerous deliveries we have pretty much figured out what to put in the descriptions however it varies with each country and shipping provider.

          • hi Q, i have to tell you that my post was a mistake. I have received my items and actually I’ve paid a very convenient price for the shipping, i think the cheapest in the US. i would like to apologize to Airmailpost. and i suggest everybody using them, the service was fast and incredible cheap. thank you please contact me if you need more details.

        • Hi, Richard I just want to double check the kind of service you received from airmailpost.com. I am planning to ship my items ordered on ebay to their warehouse but first I want to make sure if they are trustworthy. I need your feedback please. Thanks!

          • Used airmailpost last December, an Amazon package of 5 items didn’t deliver in the consolidated pack, they blamed it on post office theft. Told me to go claim insurance. Was stumped. I didn’t believe that. Package wasn’t opened prior to delivery someone must have snagged it from their end.

          • Yes, this is why its better to pay a little more and go with a package consolidation + parcel forwarding company. This way, there is some insurance + assurance that you will get your packages. If Airmail services worked so well, we wouldnt have the likes of DHL, FedEx and UPS raking in all the money.

  • Yeah, it seems like all of these forwarding companies have their own way of doing things. I always check out the reviews before making a decision. Sign up fees are ridiculous, why should you have to pay money to be a customer? Check company shipping prices, that is where the real savings are. Excellent customer service is also very important. This is why I always use WannitUS.com.

    • Hi Mike –
      Who else have you tried in the industry before settling on WanItUs.com?

      Which country do you live in? I know some specialize in certain areas.
      Thanks for your input!

  • I am from peru
    . 1 – like getting one address in the United States.
    . 2 – for my company postal service
    3 -. A company that can ship products to my country

      • 1.- I want an address to receive packages of my clients in Peru
        2.- I take care of customs formalities as in peru is tax free up to $ 200
        thanks

      • I have used wannitus, and I had the worst experience. They are crooks!!! They have held my packages without invoicing, even after I have send several inquiries-every week for a month- each time a reply was given that an invoice will be ready within 24 hours; and, when they finally did send the invoice, they have charged me for storing my purchases pass the ” free of charge time”. the time when they delayed to invoice me. Then, there was the issue of charging higher than usual shipping costs. In the past, I have used MYUS with satisfaction, however I allowed my membership to elapsed and was looking for service without membership. I came upon a site that recommended Wannitus, and signed up. I will never use this service again!!

  • Thank you for highlighting out the typos. It is not easy to track them outside of a word editor.

    Regarding how the review was done, we have included a list of ten services that we found on the web. 5 were easy to come by and the other 5 took a while. We will have an update on the article in a few days and include the two services you have mentioned and perhaps relegate the two you and co were unhappy with to the bottom of the list or remove them altogether. Thank you.

  • I worry about the detail of this story. I have to ask how well you examined these ten services.

    The typos and grammar in your story indicate that details might not be your strong suit.

    Some of the services you list have average ratings on the web. I have experience with a couple (Shipito, MyUS) and while the service was often successful, customer service, tracking and fees were often something that made me and my co-workers unhappy.

    You don’t even mention two that we’ve used a number of times: Parcelbound (for quite a while) and Stackry (used the last 4 months after numerous recommendations.

    Did you shop and ship with all ten? Or just review their websites?

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